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West Portsmouth, OH Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in West Portsmouth is about the same as Ohio average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in West Portsmouth is lower than Ohio average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #471

West Portsmouth, OH
0.06
Ohio
0.16
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

West Portsmouth, OH
0.0000
Ohio
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #1145

West Portsmouth, OH
102.69
Ohio
156.02
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,175 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of West Portsmouth, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:76Dense Fog:0Drought:46
Dust Storm:0Flood:626Hail:663Heat:54Heavy Snow:71
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:63
Thunderstorm Winds:1,385Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:49Winter Weather:18
Other:105 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near West Portsmouth, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near West Portsmouth, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
22.91983-08-173.5838.47-82.86
25.61979-11-093.51038.42-82.88

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 32 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near West Portsmouth, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.01968-04-23338°43'N / 82°57'W052.5M0Greenup
7.31965-04-08338°52'N / 82°59'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Scioto
11.91982-06-16238°39'N / 83°14'W38°41'N / 83°12'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Scioto
12.31968-04-23238°49'N / 82°52'W38°51'N / 82°47'W4.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Scioto
12.41956-03-07238°57'N / 83°04'W38°57'N / 83°01'W1.90 Miles440 Yards0025K0Pike
15.31968-04-23438°48'N / 83°42'W38°53'N / 82°55'W42.50 Miles550 Yards000K0Adams
16.21980-07-12238°41'N / 83°03'W38°26'N / 82°46'W23.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Greenup
16.91982-06-16238°35'N / 83°20'W38°39'N / 83°14'W7.00 Miles30 Yards03250K0Lewis
17.01968-04-23538°42'N / 82°48'W38°47'N / 82°39'W9.80 Miles400 Yards7752.5M0Scioto
22.81968-04-23538°47'N / 82°39'W38°48'N / 82°35'W3.60 Miles400 Yards010K0Lawrence
24.02003-05-10338°35'N / 83°37'W38°34'N / 83°12'W21.00 Miles200 Yards0175.0M0Lewis
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down to the southeast of Maysville, continuing east-southeast into Lewis County. The greatest damage occurred in the Heron Hill area in western Lewis County. Seventeen people were injured in Lewis County. 21 homes were destroyed, 10 homes sustained major damage and 17 homes received minor damage. Numerous barns, buildings and garages were also damaged or destroyed. The tornado appeared to skip across parts of Mason and Lewis Counties. Tornado damage ended four miles to the southeast of Vanceburg. A warm front stalled along the Ohio River, providing the focus for several clusters of thunderstorms to move across northern Kentucky during the early morning, lasting into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts from the thunderstorms generally ranged from three to five inches. The copious amounts of rain caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, and many roads were flooded and impassible.
25.11974-04-03338°49'N / 83°36'W38°57'N / 83°22'W15.50 Miles500 Yards103K0Adams
25.21965-04-08239°08'N / 83°00'W1.00 Mile30 Yards09250K0Pike
30.91980-07-12238°26'N / 82°46'W38°21'N / 82°42'W6.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Boyd
34.91968-04-23538°48'N / 82°35'W38°49'N / 82°12'W20.60 Miles400 Yards017250K0Gallia
35.82000-06-15238°45'N / 82°24'W38°46'N / 82°21'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00100K0Gallia
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near Burnette Road, then moved east across Hannan Trace Road, before dissipating east of Rocky Fork Road. In the vicinity of Hannan Trace Road, the tornado width was 150 yards and destroyed 3 barns. Wooden pieces of the barn, from 1 to 5 feet in length, became projectiles. The wood was scattered about the area, with some pieces wedged into the ground. The storm was rated as an F2 in this area. Elsewhere along its path, the tornado was weaker. Two homes received minor damage. Farm equipment and one truck were also damaged.
35.92003-05-10338°37'N / 83°43'W38°37'N / 83°38'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0Mason
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down to the southeast of Maysville, continuing east-southeast into Lewis County. The greatest damage occurred in the Heron Hill area in western Lewis County. Seventeen people were injured in Lewis County. 21 homes were destroyed, 10 homes sustained major damage and 17 homes received minor damage. Numerous barns, buildings and garages were also damaged or destroyed. The tornado appeared to skip across parts of Mason and Lewis Counties. Tornado damage ended four miles to the southeast of Vanceburg. A warm front stalled along the Ohio River, providing the focus for several clusters of thunderstorms to move across northern Kentucky during the early morning, lasting into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts from the thunderstorms generally ranged from three to five inches. The copious amounts of rain caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, and many roads were flooded and impassible.
36.41965-04-08338°22'N / 82°39'W38°21'N / 82°35'W3.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Boyd
37.11959-02-10339°05'N / 83°42'W39°05'N / 83°30'W10.50 Miles400 Yards06250K0Highland
37.41962-05-26239°18'N / 82°54'W0025K0Ross
37.51967-05-07338°36'N / 83°42'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mason
39.52002-05-08238°52'N / 82°21'W38°53'N / 82°17'W3.00 Miles80 Yards033.5M0Gallia
 Brief Description: A warm frontal boundary interacted with a complex of showers and thunderstorms to form a tornado on the southern flank of the precipitation. Touchdown was along Adamsville Road near Route 35. The roof was ripped off a home, 2 mobile homes were destroyed, along with a pole barn. The tornado then struck both rest areas on Route 35. The rest building on the north side of the highway was severely damaged. At least 2 tractor trailers were flipped over, while others parked in the lot, were damaged. Another mobile home near the rest stop was destroyed. Proceeding just east to Dewey Road, the tornado wiped a modular home off its foundation. A trailer was destroyed at the corner of Kerr and Viney Roads. Down Kerr Road, a home had its roof removed and a mobile home was moved off its foundation. On Fairview Road, another mobile home was damaged. What was amazing and fortunate, in just about all the cases, no one was home when the tornado struck. Three people were injured at the rest stop.
39.61965-04-08338°21'N / 82°35'W38°20'N / 82°31'W3.60 Miles220 Yards03250K0Wayne
40.11968-04-23438°46'N / 83°52'W38°48'N / 83°42'W9.10 Miles550 Yards142.5M0Brown
40.21981-06-09238°37'N / 83°48'W38°37'N / 83°43'W4.10 Miles20 Yards072.5M0Mason
40.51986-03-10238°44'N / 83°50'W38°48'N / 83°45'W6.00 Miles143 Yards002.5M0Brown
42.71982-06-16238°24'N / 83°48'W38°30'N / 83°38'W10.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Fleming
44.21965-04-08239°11'N / 83°46'W39°11'N / 83°34'W10.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Highland
45.91968-04-23438°45'N / 83°55'W38°46'N / 83°52'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0225K0Edmonson
46.81960-06-22239°06'N / 83°48'W0025K0Highland
47.11970-04-02239°21'N / 83°30'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Highland
49.61964-06-15238°24'N / 83°56'W38°25'N / 83°44'W10.90 Miles33 Yards0125K0Fleming


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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